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Cheese Straws

If your in the mood to bake something tasty but don't have much time, this is the perfect recipe. Cheese straws are really simple to make and are a classic favourite with both kids and adults. They are also great to put in lunch boxes or take them to work to have as a snack. You could even write your loved ones names out of the dough and surprise them when they come to eat their pack up. We've done this with our newly launched big brother Dough Box. Dough Box is a baking subscription box which will teach you a new bread technique each month. img_7494-1 Ingredients (makes 30 large straws) 200g plain flour 50g butter 100g cheese (grated), the stronger the flavour the better 2 egg yolks 2 tbsp milk Method Preheat the oven to 190C/170C fan and grease 2 baking trays. Place the flour into a bowl and rub in the butter using your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the cheese, egg yolks and a tablespoon of cold water and stir until a dry dough forms. You may need to add a little more water but do this slowly as you don't want a sticky dough. img_7495 Lightly flour a work surface and roll your dough out to about 1cm thick. Use a sharp knife to cut out your cheese straws and place them onto the prepared baking trays. Brush with a little milk and then bake for 15 minutes or until crispy and golden. img_7492-1 Leave to cool for 5 minutes on the tray before eating. img_7491-1 Why not sprinkle some sesame seeds on top of your straws before baking or even add a teaspoon of paprika into the dough? If you love making our recipes make sure you share your pictures with us on Instagram. Tag us using @bakesbox or #bakesbox.

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